Sarah Hay has written two novels Skins (2002) and Texas: An Australian Love Story (2008) published by Allen and Unwin. Skins won the 2001 Australian Vogel Award and was shortlisted for the 2002 WA Premier’s Prize. In 2003 she was awarded Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Writer and a Centenary Medal for Services to Australian Society and Literature. Texas: an Australian Lovee Story was highly commended in the 2009 Prime Minister’s Literary Prize. In 2021, Roderick MacKay of Meaning Maker P/L, best known for his 2020 film, The Furnace, optioned Skins for adaptation to the screen.
Sarah has taught creative writing at the University of Western Australia and presented at writers’ festivals in Perth, Sydney and Adelaide and at regional events around Australia. She has also worked as a journalist for a national newspaper in London and other media outlets in the UK and WA. She currently works as a lawyer in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.